Constitutional Law

Constitutional Law is the venue where all the political and philosophical theories dealing with the notion of government, separation-of-powers doctrine, the organization of the state, and the protection of individual freedoms find their place. After many authoritarian interludes in recent history, Latin American countries have been extremely active in updating their constitutions to bring them up to date on the most recent developments ocurring in the United States and Europe. In that sense, there is a continuum in the constitutional “reception” occurred and ocurring in Latin America throught its history. More recently, constitutional tribunals with broad powers have taken the highest schelons when it comes to constitutional review in the region. Moreover, this sort of constitutionalization of legality is been implemented within a juridical context founded over the basis of the civil law tradition and the Iberian legal influence. Therefore, it is imperative to stay tuned with respect to the constant news that the constitutional law field is generating in Latin America. Click  for a review of articles written and presentations given by Dante Figueroa on the subject of Constitutional Law. Below is a list of materials that may help you get started become familiarized with Business Law in Latin America.

Constitutional Developments in Latin America (a LatinLexOnline presentation, 2011)

Roberto Gargarella, The Constitution of Inequality. Constitutionalism in the Americas, 1776–1860, 3 Int’l J. Const. L. 1 (2005)

David Jordan, Latin American Constitutionalism, inThe U.S. Constitution and The Constitutions of Latin America 33-49 (Kenneth W. Thompson ed., 1991)

Mexican Constitution of 1917.

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